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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
city heading towards san jose, sunnyvale and mountain view, american canyon, vallejo across 80, benicia, hercules, el cerrito heading towards pleasant hill, walnut creek, across marin headlands will hit san francisco in 10 minutes already getting a shower from there daly city, south san francisco to pacifica. scattered showers today, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. past golden gate fields and university avenue, berkeley into emeryville, getting a little busy 80 westbound still moving nicely into the macarthur maze. no delays at the bay bridge toll, wet on the golden gate bridge this morning and light traffic conditions. down three lanes in the southbound direction, two north light week this week traffic wise between christmas sonoma flooding 121, 12 closed at 8th in shellville area due to road being closed and flooded. terry mcsweeney will have an update in a bit. south 101 washington petaluma clearing stages of that accident could be cleared by now. north 680 at mckey, accident in san jose, first reports east al 0 at eden canyon of an accident. -- >>> you just said it, at 121 and 12
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
daly city and colma. you are on the radar of those showers heading your way. they are sliding quickly. you will get a brief,d"7 lighto moderate shower maybe 30 seconds, it gone this going to repeat throughout the day with temperatures in the 50s, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. light out there, first look or second look at bay bridge toll, traffic is very light heading into san francisco, no problems upper deck through the tunnel into the city out of san rafael northern portion of san rafael past lucas valley road and freitas parkway towards north san pedro road, very light, reports in paoup southbound of an accident at washington street, -- i'll update that at our next trip, mass transit, muni everybody on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this ro
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. the mayor of indianapolis has shutdown all city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. >>> bargain shoppers are hitting
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
, indianapolis is trying to get back on its feet after it was walloped by the blizzard. this city, brought to a virtual standstill. the storm dumping more than seven inches of snow here. >> there we go. >> reporter: residents struggled to dig out. those whiteout conditions seen across the lower midwest states. in southern illinois, a foot and a half of snow. in cleveland, ohio, freezing rain turned to snow. cancelling about 80% of flights in and out of cleveland. across arkansas, power lines snapped, leaving nearly 200,000 customers in the dark. and in the south, devastating tornadoes, causing panic as they touched down. this surveillance video taken at a walgreens in mobile, alabama, shows a tornado ripping through the parking lot. inside, terrified customers scrambling for cover. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes rumbled across the area. this twister had winds of more than 110 miles per hour, flattening this church and anything unlucky enough to be in its path. until this morning, the storm is bearing down and creating havoc in the northeast. in new york city, wind gusts of ne
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight wit
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Dec 21, 2012 1:40am PST
's blowing across the country, hitting big cities and stranding travelers just before christmas. it's friday, december 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> no end of the world just yet. >> not yet. >> we're rocking steady up here. it is friday, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk abou
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
grieving time for them, for the city of newtown and our nation, and we look forward to getting their thoughts, as well as many others as we develop what we all want to do, which is better safety programs. we want to protect our children, and that's what we have in common together. >> congressman, thanks for your time this morning. let's turn now to our senate democrat with democrat amy klobuchar of minnesota and johnny isakson of georgia. senator klobuchar, let me begin with you. you just heard congressman hutchinson. what's your response to the gun debate there? >> i'm a former prosecutor and oversaw efforts with our school safety with 25 major high schools and i have to say that this was part of the equation, that we have to look at this just as we look at all issues and see in there's other things we can do to help local schools with school safety. but we have to go beyond that because we know we can't have an armed guard at every doorway and every classroom. so you have to take a look at these mass shootings taking place in houses of worship and movie theaters. looking at t
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Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
leading to major airport delays in cities like cleveland, detroit, st. louis and chicago's o'hare. where santa arrived early today, hoping to give travelers big and small the gift of patience. >> ho, ho, ho! >> thank you, merry christmas! >> merry christmas! >> reporter: and tonight here at o'hare, things are moving smoothly for the last minute travelers trying to make it home on time for christmas. the big question remains, what will they face on the way back? dan? >> alex, thank you. >>> joining me now, meteorologist lee goldberg of our new york city station, wabc. thanks for coming in. so, you've got actually three storms you're looking at right now. >> a real mine field for the next week or so. the first storm on the map is a weak storm coming up the coast right now. that's going to be rain for the coast. there could be some one to three-inch amounts along i-90, i-84 in the northeast. maybe a coating, outside of new york city for a white christmas. more likely the northwest suburbs. number two is the big problem. >> so, really big, this problem. and it starts down south. >> yes, we k
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
cities tonight. among them, indianapolis, little rock, which got the most christmas snow since 1926. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlin
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
holiday travel a nightmare. in some major cities. let's bring back in harvey leonard who was with us last night here. great to have you back. where's the system headed? >> good to be with you too. i got to tell you. the storm's pulling out of the gulf, spreading snow from southern missouri, it will go through illinois, indiana, ohio, and pennsylvania tonight. then tomorrow, it will spread through the major cities of the northeast. as it continues to move, the heaviest snow will be moving from new york into new england. slides off the coast late tomorrow night, done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so just slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and wet, which really will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> harvey, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to a la
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
in the capital city of pretoria. that's a serious condition for a man of his age. even though his health has been declining recent years, he was well enough this summer to receive visitors at his home, including the clinton family. mandela has been treated for a lung infection before. this is his fourth day in the hospital. his longest hospitalization in the past several years. doctors say he is responding to treatment. there's no reason to panic. they're also asking south africans to keep their revered leader in their prayers. josh? >> bazi kanani in south africa. >>> here at home, a medical helicopter has crashed west of chicago, killing two nurses and a pilot flying to a nearby hospital. the chopper crashed in a field near rochelle. no word why it crashed. >>> major, new concerns about the war in afghanistan this morning. u.s. troops are set to withdraw in a matter of months. but a new pentagon report finds only 1 of afghanistan's 23 army brigades is prepared to take over the duties. >>> we're learning more about the navy s.e.a.l. killed while helping to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. nichola
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. twrisers spawned by a snowstorm marching all of the way from california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. here in mobile, thousands still blacked out with power. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents picked through the debris, as rescuers checked for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mangling the antebellum homes here. picking up cars and ripping through a nearly 100-year-old high school here in mobile. and it's not over yet, sam. there is still a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. to get these power lines out of the way, of course, first restoring power to that hospital that got knocked out and all of this weather is punching through geo
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
attacks in new york city. we learned today that he came to manhattan november 23rd studying times square, wall street and broadway theaters. officials say he was lone wolf. who was inspired by al qaeda. he returned to his home in south florida where they intercepted him before he could carry out any attacks. >>> and the dow jones leapt 115 points today on the hope that is a deal is closer on that fiscal cliff, now just 14 days away. so what is on the table tonight? is a deal close? how does it affect your family? jonathan karl here with that. jon? >> reporter: with everybody's taxes at stake here, both sides have made big concessions to try to get a deal. president obama has agreed to limit the annual cost of living increases for people getting social security. somebody retiring this year. that could mean $130 less a year by 2015 and less after that. a big deal for democrats. they always said that social security was untouchable. meanwhile from republicans, speaker boehner has agreed to raise tax rates on the wealthy. specifically those making $1 million a year. there are 280,000 people
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 13, 2012 11:35pm PST
, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. you remember way back when reality television was the way people described the nightly news? the unscripted genre has completely changed the landscape inside the screen you're watching right nower but how has it altered the meaning of the word reality? today the wildly popular auction show "storage wars" is under fire from an ex-star who says they are faking some of the big money shots. abc's dan harris separates fact from fiction. >> bring it on. >> 250! >> sold. >> reporter: it is one of the most popular reality shows on tv. "storage wars" has a simple addictive conceit. people bid on the contents of storage lockers that have been abandoned by their owners. >> oh, my gosh! >> what happened? >> there's a body in there. >> reporter: inside they find either the worthless things of people's lives. >> what's this? >> not good. >> reporter: or hidden treasures. >> silver silverware set. >> reporter: one of the stars is this guy, david hester, known as the mogul, a
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Dec 25, 2012 11:35pm PST
cynthia mcfadden, bill weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 25th, 2012. >>> good evening. i'm juju chang. tonight, a massive christmas day storm is creating blizzard conditions across the nation's midsection. in texas and oklahoma, icy roads cause major pile-ups and deadly traffic mishaps. the storm system also spawned a cluster of tornados throughout the deep south, causing extensionive damage. thousands of residents lost power in mobile, alabama. the facade was torn off a historic church was 24 hours earlier hosted christmas eve services for hundreds of worshippers. >>> but we turn now to the journey of a lifetime, on a quest in search of an elusive creature known as the unicorn of the sea. it's the narwal, both rare and endangered. what we discovered was a landscape vast and beautiful, and sometimes deadly and one that's changing rapidly. so now an encore presentation of nbc's lindsay davis and producer alex waterfield's journey to the far north, and just getting there was an adventure of its own. >> reporter: it's the middle of
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
at wedding chapels, from malaysia to hong kong to vegas and right here in new york city. by one estimate, 7,500 weddings in one day. there was also a baby bonanza, and here's just one of the babies who managed to arrive at 12:12 a.m. on the rare triple 12 day. >>> and, now, an update on this index photo we showed you two days ago. you remember the video of the baby monkey who became a sensation, when he was found wandering in an ikea store, wearing a winter coat. we've now seen him with his owner, who says he escaped from the cage. here is video of them both. she's brushing her teeth, the little monkey doing the same. he has been taken away from her and put into a sanctuary until further notice. and we will tell you what happens. and we do check every day to see what you're noticing out there in the world, so, tweet me your thoughts for "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up, we issued the challenge, so many of you responded. amazing ideas to make sure all of us have a made in america christmas. [ female announcer ] you spend weeks planning it. you spend all day cooking it. so wh
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Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: with the hospital still down, the water and sewer system not fixed, the city manager worries his local economy will tank. >> just crucial that we get these funds right away. every day that goes by that we're not actively repairing this critical infrastructure is a scary and a sad day for us. >> reporter: which is why three governors -- >> we're not going to allow any political forces in washington, d.c. to divide and conquer us. >> reporter: -- wrote in "the washington post" that congress can't leave before the holidays without approving help. pointing out that aid was approved just two weeks after katrina. in new jersey tonight, with 72,000 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, the governor wants $5 billion to rebuild homes. $8 billion to rebuild businesses. but the sandy package, totaling $60 billion, is stuck in washington. republicans accusing the president of loading up the bill with millions not related to the storm. >> this is part of this process of they throwing in everything but the kitchen sink because they know congress can't turn down a request for sandy. >> rep
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Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the giant tornado carving destruction into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. look at them. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snapping trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. and you said it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. you took everybody along with you? >> we took everyone. >> reporter: herded them in there. >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the school's fieldhouse. not the christmas you anticipated? >> no, you kind of forgot it was christmas there for awhile. >> reporter: and when that family finally
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Dec 27, 2012 1:40am PST
the term "super bowl"? denver broncos, dallas cowboys, kansas city chiefs, new york jets. >> i knew i was going to get a football question, and i don't know anything about football. meredith: hmm. well, you could jump it or ask the audience if you really have no idea. >> i know what the super bowl is. [laughter] ha ha! meredith: well, that's a start. >> that's a start. ha ha ha! but i think i'm gonna have to jump this question. meredith: ok, question is out of play. you don't have to answer it. let's see the rightsy chiefs. let's see what you jumped over. [audience groans] >> it's ok. meredith: all right. deep breath. >> deep breath. ha ha! meredith: that's always disappointing, but the good news is, by taking that jump, you are one step closer to the million dollars, 9 questions away. still got some big money left on that board, too. "anthems 101" is your category. what is the only color mentioned in the first stanza of "the star-spangled banner"? blue, white, red, green. >> i'm singing the song in my head. the--and i won't sing it to you guys. sorry. ha ha ha! i'm gonna go with b--w
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts across utah. they have volunteered for the concealed weapons training. it's offered every year. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers attended the training. they're expecting an overflow crowd because of this month's tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> the two firefighters hurt in that deadly shooting near rochest rochester, new york, are doing better. west webster volunteer firefighters, who had been in guarded condition, are now being upgraded to satisfactory condition. the hospital released a statement on their behalf saying they're, quote, humbled and overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes for us and our families, end quote. a police officer who was slightly injured in the shooting is also just overwhelmed. >> a very difficult, emotional experience for me because i'm trained to help people. at that point i can't because i don't have anything. >> ritter's windshield was hit by a stray bullet. he says it was divine intervention which kept him from being killed. >>> there is growing controvers
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Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes in the region damaged several homes in southeast mississippi. several people were injured, luckily none seriously. >> we have a lot of damage, people hurt. >> we've had homes that are 90% destroyed. >> reporter: the christmas day storm is being blamed for a young man's death in houston. he was trying to push aside a downed tree, when another tree snapped and fell on top of him, killing him instantly. blizzard conditions blanketed the midwest and beyond. snowplows had to clear roads as far south as lubbock, texas. interstate 40 near the intersection of i-35 and oklahoma was closed for most of christmas morning after a massive car pileup. freezing rain conditions caused 21 vehicles to crash into one another. several people were taken to the hospital. the storms are only expected to increase in strength as they sweep
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
are still without power after sunday's storm. >>> the windy city has been anything but windy these days. chicago is in the middle of a warm spell that feels a lot more like june than december. what is the guy doing wearing a packers' jersey downtown. shot up to 70 allowing chicagoans to abandon gear for shirts, t-shirts, bicycles. a little nom is day. cooler today. well above normal the i leave a year ago it's been warmer in chicago than it ever has been. >> nothing like a mild start to winter. that's what i am talking about. enjoy it, chicago, because you know it won't last. >> last winter was mild. >> for chicago standard. for chicago standard. >> for chicago. yes. >>> here's a look at your weather. showers and thunderstorms from houston to cleveland and nashville. the storms are going to move east to atlanta and pittsburgh. rain in the pacific northwest. up to a foot in the rockies, and cascade and sierra range. >> 50s from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches th
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornados in the south? >> yeah, everything you're going to see, elizabeth, is coming from one storm system. from those dust storms in texas, to the severe warnings in seven states. let's take the ones that are immediate right now. the biggest danger from the severe storm reports. we have multiple tornado warnings popping up right now in alabama and louisiana. we had reports of folks trapped in mobile and damage in the storms popping up as we speak right now in all of those storm zones. this is where the storms are likely to be strongest today. this storm system has a big snowmaking low to the north. but a cold front to the south. jacksonville, to atlanta to charleston to raleigh. this is where the strong storms,
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
exclusively to abc's matt guttmann in guatemala city. >> reporter: after weeks on the lam, software security pioneer, john mcafee has resurfaced in guatemala. where we caught up with him. awe how have you been? [ indiscernible ] an internet legend his name pops up when many open their computer. at one point he was worth $100 million. but in 2009, mcafee took his money and moved to tropical belize, living an eccentric lifestyle on this ocean front compound. then three weeks ago his next door neighbor turned up dead. who do you think killed greg faull? >> how would i know? how would i know? >> reporter: police want him for questioning but the 67-year-old mogul went on the run. for weeks he and his 20-year-old girlfriend lived in closets and even burying himself in the sand and he had disguises. >> i had a cane. i was walking like this. i had my jaw stuffed with toilet paper. >> reporter: but his behavior in hiding quickly brought worldwide attention to him and his sanity. all the while he kept contact with some reporters. >> if i were a mad man -- how could i -- >> reporter: mcafee told abc ne
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Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
is best circumstances. can be tricky. get a load of this. hundreds of workers at new york city jfk airport threatening to go on strike on december 20th. these are the security guards. none at the checkpoint. but they direct traffic, make sure the gates are secure. it could add to the chaos of travelers will feel over a busy holiday. planes will be packed. the airline trade group says 85% to 90% of the seats will be filled. and the holiday trip will cost you more than last year, 9% more, according to travelocity. nonstop prices are nearly double than what they were at the beginning of december. >> the average price is over $400 round-trip. that's a big bite out of someone's wallet, especially if you multiply that across several family members. >> reporter: if you're still on the fence about whether to take that christmas flight, decide fast. >> the time to book was weeks ago. but if you haven't booked yet, you have to pull the trigger right now. prices are going up, not every day, but every hour you wait. >> reporter: looking for cheaper fares, travelocity says your best bet is christmas ev
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Dec 24, 2012 11:35pm PST
. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> "nightline" continues from new york city with juju chang. >> well let's see there's the profanity spewing father and his nemesis the basement furnace. there's the younger brother and the school bully and at the center of it all it's ralphie, the boy who want asbe bee gun and the story that has become a hit broadway show. today ralphie is all groan up. and here is abc's neal karlinsky with another look. >> reporter: whether you celebrate christmas or not there are as few movies as celebrates in the holidays as this one. >> what do you want for christmas little boy? >> reporter: "a christmas story" is the eggnog of cinema. >> you will shoot your eye out kid. ho-ho-ho. >> reporter: most know him as ralphie, the boy with big eyes and wide expression forever linked to the role of a kid who wants nothing more than a beebe gun for christmas. >> did you want a beebe gun or not so much? >> i had a beebe gun before that. >> reporter: today ralphie is all grown up. he is peter billingsley. >> are you surprised that people still recognize you and come
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Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
. lysol. mission for health. ♪ >>> this story will not upset anybody. according to tmz, the l.a. city attorney is planning to file documents asking the judge to revoke lindsay lohan's probation and put her behind bars. prosecutors are now out for blood and they want her probation revoked because of criminal charges filed against her in santa monica stemming from her car accident. city attorneys don't need to do much. the judge can act on her authority alone. she's set to be arraigned today on three misdemeanor accounts including lying to the cops, obstruction. she could be locked up by the judge later today. no one shedding a tear. i can imagine. but hey, she did it to herself. can't sweat it. >> poor thing might do her some good. >>> so george w. bush, former president, now going to have a new title. grand daddy. his daughter jenna bush is expecting her first child. she's 31. her husband, henry, who is 34. they've been married four years. they live in manhattman hat. -- manhattan. last month, she described herself as a home sick texan living in new york. so he's very excited. and als
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Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
, you can get your purchase in 60 minutes or less. so far, they're testing it in two cities -- new york and san francisco. for retailers, time really is money. shipping later means being able to sell more goods. shipping faster breeds loyal customers. >> it's not a practical benefit, it's an emotional benefit. getting it fast is a present itself. >> reporter: christmas is next week. but can they deliver? we decided to put it to the test. they're telling me i can get this at macy's for $28. i place my order at 1:30 in the afternoon, for an l.a. dodgers t-shirt. they're showing on here it's going to come from macy's down on 34th street. >> hi, my name is brendan. i'm calling from ebay now. >> reporter: brendan, the ebay courier, was dispatched to get my gift. but at 2:03 p.m., bad news. yeah, hello? >> they do not have any baseball shirts in stock. go with this brooklyn nets t-shirt here? >> reporter: perfect, perfect. brooklyn nets. and at 2:40, brendan arrives. my shirt? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: not quite within the hour, but close. call it the gift that keeps on giving -- brooklyn net
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
on that in the city of hartford. mayor, you've had some success buying those guns back. >> we did. we had a gun buyback program a couple of weeks ago. we're a small city of 125,000. in less than three hours, almost one weapon per minute was turned in, so there is a desire on behalf of the community to turn these weapons back in, although i don't know how much of those efforts could lead to preventing something similar from happening to what happened in newtown, but there is a need to have some focus on using a systems approach because there are different systems that come in play here in terms of mental health systems, but we have been effective and just also by working through our shooting task force and other programs we've had to try to limit the number of shootings, but this is call, a wake-up call in addition to the things happening and if this crisis, this hore fink incident does not send a message that some stronger and immediate action needs to happen in our country, i don't know what will. >> you joined a coalition of mayors who have called for more action. president obama said it's ti
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
. philadelphia and many cities in the northeast got a few inches of snow, but it won't last long due to a coming meltdown. >> it's part of a system that snarled traffic and delayed airline passengers. as abc's alex perez reports. >> reporter: blankets of snow from central new york to northern california, creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that the last time. >> reporter: in chicago, paula and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies. >> come on, we just want to get there. come on. we're going to be late, come on, come on. >> it's really annoying. >> reporter: it's not just in the air, on the roads holiday travel is up 1.6% this year, some 84.4 million americans getting behind the wheel. another 5.6 million traveling by plane. >> it's the most people traveling for the holiday in six years. that means any bad weather we might be seeing could result in serious disruptions. >> reporter: expect to see those disruptions wednesday, the day after christ
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
of monday. that's when seven homes were evacuated because of flooding. city crews worked into the wee hours this morning placing sandbags along the leaky levy. here is the area we are talking about. the weak levy is at pulgas avenue off east bay shore road. it needs to be strengthened and a construction project begins in the spring to do exactly that. in the north bay, the rain and the runoff has left the napa river swollen, but well within its banks tonight. other parts of wine country look more like lakes than farm land. water topped the levy where it borders 70 acres of vineyards at the larson family winery. it is an area where people expect flooding in heavy rains. it is not a big problem. in fact, the flooding is a nuisance that has some benefits as well. >> for the vineyards, the good news and bad news. the good news is recharges the water supply and we get nice soil. we get the topsoil from the valley. and the bad news is there is debris in there too, so every year it cost $10,000 to $15,000 to clear the debris. >> work crews typically repair the levies once a year after the rainy se
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 1:40am PST
snow in the cascades. and sierra nevada. >> 40s from seattle to san francisco, 20s from the twin cities to kansas city. and 30s for the midwest and northeast. >>> moving to the other big story, president obama and top lawmakers meet at the white house today on the fiscal cliff. whether they'll be able to reach a compromise is still an open question, but just in case, speaker john boehner has called house members to a rare sunday session. here's abc's jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: president obama cut short his hawaiian vacation, rushing back to washington where storm clouds, real storm clouds are gathering over the capitol. instead of deal making, it's name calling. the top democrat in the senate, accusing the republican speaker of the house of running a dictatorship. they say they haven't given up, but it sounds that way. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> here we are, once again, at the end of the year, staring at a crisis we should have dealt with literally months ago. >> reporter: without an agreement soon, nearly everybody takes a hit. a schoolteacher with t
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Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
," the incredible hit caught on tape, in the heart of holiday shopping in new york city. a real life manhattan murder mystery, tonight. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
happens all the time. city officials are ware of the frustration and hope public work project scheduled for the spring will fix things once skb for all. >> going to the sierra now.r[ç.÷ snowfall is slowing down drivers going to, or coming from lake tahoe area. this is showing a steady stream of traffic. they hope to repeat it for new year's of course. >> here is a look at conditions on interstate 80. winds are gusting up to 60 miles per hour. and you can imagine, chains are required and snow showers will continue throughout the night. chp advising drivers to please take it slow. >> and stay with abc 7 news and you can get alerts from us on twitter. >> we have developing news right now concerning the health of former president george hw bush. mr. bush is now in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital. a spokesman says he's in guarded condition, alert, talking with medical staff, and he's surrounded by family. he's 88 years old now. he has been in the hospitalÑ"@n% for more than a month with a"@n% fighting a strong fever that got worse this week. doctors put him on a liquid diet
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
are in the city. 44 in clouds in and around san jose. milder weather pattern for the wand top of the workweek, as well. low 60s for oakland. this is a little above average. 62 in san jose and livermore. look ahead, you'll notice the numbers go up from day to day. tomorrow we're milder about 2-4 degrees. by monday, temperatures around 70 in warmest locations. cooler by tuesday. next weathermaker comes in on wednesday. dry thursday and >> katie:. >> traffic is stopped for hours in concord after a driver hits a skateboarder. police are still investigating if the driver was at fault. it is 8:00 a.m. i'm katie marzullo.
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